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think MTV is a vibrant community where young people get informed, connect to each other, express themselves and take action on the issues important to them, their community and their world. Below are organizations who partner with think MTV to mobilize young people around important issues. Additional information on think MTV can be found in our Guiding Principles, Press Releases, and Research pages. For regular updates, sign up for the think MTV e-Newsletter, and make sure to check out think MTV's videos.

think: Global partners:

Amnesty International
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.

Genocide Intervention Fund
The Genocide Intervention Fund (GIF) aims to increase public awareness about genocide and support organizations, initiatives and government policies designed to help prevent and stop genocide. At this stage, the GIF will focus its fundraising on supporting African Union peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan.

International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

STAND is a student initiative in the United States and Canada to: create awareness about, take political action on, and raise funds to relieve the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

The ONE Campaign
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans - ONE by ONE - to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans through a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizers to show the steps people can take, ONE by ONE, to fight global AIDS and poverty.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF promotes the survival, protection and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy and education. UNICEF's response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis focuses on health education, prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV and support for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

Staying Alive
Staying Alive is an international campaign which provides information on HIV/AIDS prevention and protection, promotes safer lifestyle choices and encourages people to fight the stigma and discrimination which still surrounds the disease. It is a partnership between MTV Networks International, YouthNet spearheaded by Family Health International, the Kaiser Family Foundation, USAID, UNAIDS, UNFPA, The World Bank, DFID, SIDA and other organizations.

The MTV Europe Foundation
The MTV Europe Foundation is a UK-registered charity, established in 2003. The Foundation's mission -'Free Your Mind' - is to utilise and maximise the power of MTV Europe's network and brand to inform European youth, and adults, on the critical social issues and injustices confronting them and their peers.

think: Environment partners:

The Campus Climate Challenge
The Campus Climate Challenge is a joint campaign of 30 leading campus and youth organizations designed to get students at 700 universities across North America to reduce their campus' global warming pollution to zero as quickly as possible.

Clean Air - Cool Planet
Clean Air-Cool Planet creates partnerships in the Northeast to implement solutions to climate change and build constituencies for effective climate policies and actions.

Just because the planet's doomed doesn't mean you can't have a good laugh. Grist.org is the country's leading source of environmental news, commentary, and - believe it or not -- humor. Grist's in-depth reporting, feisty opinions, cutting-edge arts and culture reviews, and sage advice are mobilizing a new generation of people to think creatively about green problems and solutions. Just think of Grist as a beacon in the smog.

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. NRDC uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

The Student PIRGs
The Student PIRGs are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve big problems like global warming, affordable education and hunger and homelessness. For 30 years, students who were involved with their PIRG campus chapter have had a chance to face up to society's big problems, take action, and win concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives.

Stop Global Warming
StopGlobalWarming.org is a response by citizens to address the most urgent issue of our generation, reducing global warming and with it, the protection of our planet and the survival of our species as we know it. Through the power of a grassroots "virtual march" - an online movement that grows as it's empowered by all of us - we will demand that our government pay attention. To date, hundreds of thousands of Americans, from Senator John McCain to Walter Cronkite, from the Union of Concerned Scientists to The National Council of Churches - have joined the Virtual March to voice their concern about global warming and to urge our leaders to take action.

World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. The Institute's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations.

think: Education partners:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to promoting greater equity in global health, education, public libraries, and support for at-risk families in Washington state and Oregon.

The Foundation was created in January 2000, through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which worked to expand access to technology through public libraries, and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. Led by Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an endowment of approximately $28.8 billion.

College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three and a half million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program®(AP). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

Sallie Mae Fund
The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae®, achieves its mission-to increase access to higher education for America's students-by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, prepare families for their college investment, and bridge the gap when no one else can.

State Public Interest Research Groups
The State Public Interest Research Groups are a network of independent, state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest. Since 1970, we have been delivering results-oriented citizen activism to protect our environment, encourage a fair and sustainable economy, and foster a responsive democratic government. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute is dedicated to the memory of one of its founders, Tomás Rivera. Rivera, who received international acclaim as an educator, author and scholar, had a wide-ranging vision for Latinos. He saw a future for Latinos would play an integral role in establishing a better life for their community through involvement in government, business and education.

TRPI strives to take innovative approaches to its research, providing essential information on the effects of policy decisions, changing demographics and the progress of the integration of Latinos across the nation.

Boost Mobile RockCorps
Boost Mobile RockCorps encourages young people to volunteer and connect with their community. In exchange for four hours of community service, volunteers receive a ticket to a concert. Got 2 Give 2 Get.

think: Sexual Health partners:

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth fights for young people's rights to honest, realistic sex education, family planning, and effective HIV/STD prevention programs in the United States and in developing countries. The organization believes that adolescent sexuality is normal and healthy and promotes the philosophy of Rights.Respect.Responsibility: Treat young people with respect, provide them their right to information and services and they will act responsibly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC protects people's health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhances health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promotes healthy living through partnerships with local, national, and international organizations.

Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Education Program-a division of Health Services at Columbia. The mission of Go Ask Alice! is to increase access to, and use of, health information by providing factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental answers to assist readers' decision-making about their physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual health. Alice! answers anonymously-posed questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.

Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent, national health philanthropy dedicated to providing information and analysis on health issues to policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries.

kaisernetwork.org is the premier online resource for timely and in-depth coverage of health policy news, debates, and discussions. This free and comprehensive multimedia service connects users to the events, people, information, and research that shape health policy.

LIFEbeat, the Music Industry Fights AIDS, is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America's youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. LIFEbeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the AIDS community.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
PPFA is the nation's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. Planned Parenthood affiliates serve nearly five million men, women and teenagers every year.

Sex, Etc.
SEX, ETC. is a national newsletter and Web site that is written by teens, for teens, about sex, pregnancy, condoms, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and relationships. It is part of the National Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project, developed by the Network for Family Life Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), founded in 1964, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting comprehensive sexuality education for people of all ages and protecting the rights of individuals to make informed sexual and reproductive choices.

Teen Wire
teenwire.com is a unique online magazine by Planned Parenthood Federation of America that provides information to teens on sexual health and developing healthy relationships.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF promotes the survival, protection and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy and education. UNICEF's response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis focuses on health education, prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV and support for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

think: Discrimination partners:

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project was established to promote acceptance of gay and lesbian teenagers, and to aid in the suicide prevention of that group. The Trevor Project established the first national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth, and also reaches teens through The Trevor Educational Package. For more information on The Trevor Project, go to http://www.thetrevorproject.org.

GLSEN is a national education organization that seeks to make anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment unacceptable in America's schools. For resources and information, or to share your own school experiences, visit www.glsen.org or www.TeachRespect.com.

The Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Situated in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the banks of the Ohio River, the waters that once separated slave and free territory, the Freedom Center celebrates the legacy of courage and multicultural cooperation embodied in the story of the Underground Railroad. Of equal importance, the Freedom Center uses a wide array of exhibits to educate the public about the historic and continuing struggle to establish universal for freedom in both the U.S. and around the world. For additional information, contact 513.333.7500 or visit www.freedomcenter.org

The National Conference for Community and Justice
The National Conference for Community and Justice, founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. NCCJ promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest national lesbigay political organization, works to end discrimination, secure equal rights, and protect the health and safety of all Americans. With a national staff, and volunteers and members throughout the country, HRC lobbies the federal government on lesbigay and HIV/AIDS issues, educates the public, participates in election campaigns, organizes volunteers, and provides expertise and training at the state and local level.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is the nation's oldest, largest and most diverse coalition of organizations committed to the protection of civil and human rights in the United States. It is comprised of more than 180 national organizations representing people of color, women, children, labor unions, persons with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians and civil liberties and human rights groups.

Seeking Harmony In Neighborhoods Everyday (SHINE)
SHiNE is a national pro-social youth organization that uses art, music, technology and sports to engage and empower young people to take a stand, use their voice and impact their world. SHiNE helps young people develop the tools they need to build self-esteem, embrace diversity, promote social harmony, and practice non-violence. For more information about SHiNE, visit shine.com.

Youth Service America (YSA)
Youth Service America is a resource center and premier alliance of 200+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of volunteer opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Since 1986, YSA's mission is: To strengthen the Effectiveness, Sustainability, and Scale of the youth service and service-learning field. YSA envisions a powerful network of organizations committed to creating healthy communities, fostering citizenship, and making service the common experience and expectation of all young people.

Southern Poverty Law Center, Tolerance.org
Tolerance.org is a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that combats intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. The Center's programs include Teaching Tolerance, the Intelligence Project and the Civil Rights Memorial, which honors 41 martyrs in the struggle for human rights. Write to us at: info@tolerance.org, or SPLC, 400 Washington St., Montgomery, AL 36104.

Facing History
For 30 years, Facing History has been engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the choices they confront in their own lives.

think: Alternative Spring Break partners

United Way
United Way is a national network of more than 1,300 local organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives. Building on more than a century of service as the nation’s preeminent community-based fundraiser, United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies, pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. In 2005, United Way teamed with think MTV to inspire the next generation of community leaders into volunteer service with the first Alternative Spring Break.

think: Additional partners

Public Agenda
For over a quarter of a century, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help: American leaders better understand the public's point of view and citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions.

Youth Venture
Youth Ventures helps young people (12-20) across the US start new, youth-led organizations that achieve a lasting benefit for their schools, neighborhoods, or communities.

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense System to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.

Volunteer Match
VolunteerMatch is a leader in the nonprofit world dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations.

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